Royd Barker

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Royd Barker was an MI5 officer.

He served as head of A Branch in the mid-1980s.[1]

In July 1990, Barker was part of a 'Cabinet Office inquiry team' along with John Muir, established in an attempt to discover who leaked confidential minutes from a Prime Ministerial meeting on German reunification to The Independent on Sunday.[2]

External resources


  1. Stephen Dorril, The Silent Conspiracy: Inside the Intelligence Services in the 1990s, Mandarin, 1994, p.147.
  2. Adam Sage, Civil servants face inquiry on memo, The Independent, 22 July 1990.